I caught a glimpse of a “Beauty Pageant” reality show. Honestly, it saddened my heart to see these young women parade themselves like dull objects in front of so-called “judges”, whose job is to tell them there’re either too thin or too fat, too short or too tall. Chisel a little here and there. Your hair is too kinky, you need to walk this way, talk this way, and on and on the delusive judges go. What’s also sad is that they try to convince the rest of us that there is some meaningful purpose behind the pageant. Perhaps, world peace?
Or maybe the girls are going out there to be ambassadors for their country.
Call it what you may, to me it’s nothing more than glorified prostitution.
The girls may not be standing on a street corner parading their bodies, in the hope that some random passer-by likes what they see, and pays the respective fee. They parade themselves instead in front of the entire world, in the hope that all their months of working hard at fitting into the shallow mold that Hollywood carved for them, proves that they are indeed the most beautiful woman in the universe.
1 Peter 3:3-6 “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.”
It’s sad that both men and women have totally missed the mark where beauty is concerned.
Men are more attracted to the outward beauty, and women only concentrate on adorning the outward. Why not beautify your selves with love, gentleness, submission, kindness; these are the things that make a woman truly beautiful and desirable.
Ladies, your bodies don’t stay the same forever, but your spirit can be beautiful and desirable until the age of 99.
I’ve found the fountain of youth, a way to stay beautiful forever and ever. His name is Jesus, and in Him you’ll find living water that will never run dry, you will always be satisfied and have abundant life. Plastic surgery can only offer a temporary physical cover-up. In Christ, you can be perfect in spirit, lacking nothing. Why not look into the mirror of God, which is the Bible, and see who you really are? If God were the judge, would he find you beautiful?
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